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The role of the Port is to manage marine navigation and safety issues within port boundaries and develop marine-related businesses on the foreshore lands that it owns or manages. The mission of the Port is to provide leadership and maintain a marine infrastructure that: satisfies the needs of users; offers, in a commercially viable manner, the best terminal handling operations and services; encourages responsible and sustainable property development; provides for a high level of safety and environmental protection; and supports the achievement of local, regional and national socio-economic objectives.
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I think I may start to busk downtown as its been a few years but as far as the Port goes they are wrong and have been all this time for allowing a 2 teared busking system on Port property.
Piper that word is tiered .
Driving me nuts, I just found out what the actual port perimeters are as well as a number of other cool mportant information including whattheir code of conduct is. As soon as I get this copy and paste stuff sorted out I will let you know
One thing I will say about busking in Nanaimo is, I am against all amplified music. No AMPs. If you cannot make it without amplification, then you are no good. Just my opinion.
The waterfront should be kept as natural as possible (even though it's now in its unnatural state!).
good then no more city sponsored events at the stage.
i love to be accoustic. Hard to do when the stage has got ten thousand watts.
i play for seniors both accoustic and amplified . it is all about how
you use the knobs.
for me the Ice cream shop is the ultimate accoustic players dream . i know where all the sweet spots are.
It is appropriate to be amplified at the VIEX or at The Summertime Blues festival.
I am adaptable to what the venue is.
i run a six piece band with sax and piano .I need a microphone
I also play coffee houses where i just play a classical or sing a cappella.
If there were no loud instruments on the waterfront I would always be accoustic.
Hey Smokey when you are saying that when they are invited by businesses they are no longer street entertainers you forgot to put the other part of the city's definition of a street entertainer which says,
A Place open to the public and who receives or
Has an expectation of receiving a gratuity or
Other donation from one or more members of the
Public. In or ajacent to a highway is only part of the definition. If you are performing in Nanaimo and expecting a gratuity from the public you are busking. And as far as I know the waterfront is in Nanaimo unless they gave it up to Gabriola residents.
TH I also agree with you about no amplification I seem to do well without it. and it bothers me to see any amplified buskers under the current bylaw. Kickadee one of the reasons this thread has been quiet is I have been having trouble posting on the forum with my new computer so I am back to the old one. So long as I can type and post on this forum this thread will allways be moving.
Let me add another definition of a busker I got from the internet.
Busking & Street Performing
"Busker" is the old English word for "street performer." The art of busking has been around for centuries in almost every country and culture. They are perfect entertainment for spectators of all ages. A busker has also been defined as a masterful entertainer of extraordinary talent who performs in any open public area. We bring live theatre to the streets for your enjoyment.
Well the thread was hopping yesterday and I hope I got to read all entries. The bottom line when I left it yesterday evening was Queen of the waterfront suggesting she go where the success is.....and its not busking on the waterfront. Kind of a sad ending as I have been a fan of buskers for years. So much so that I dedicated a city banner to the busker where I portrayed a grasshopper playing a violin with his foot on a bench, and several ants at his feet throwing coins into his hat intitled "buskers bench" as a spoof on Aesops ant and the grasshopper fable. Even as a child I never understood how someone would be left out in the winter to starve to death when he played the fiddle all summer. Certainly it must have lent some energy to the more "industrius " ants! The story highlights what happens to our souls in the pursuit of more material gain. If this is all that matters in life, as it seems to in Nanaimo, it explains why the arts never really go anywhere here. And the arts so reflect the truth about our level or state of being. Imagine living in a world with no music no paintings no dance. Fade to blah when the charactor is gone. Sad when we have so much talent here.